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2/2/2017Residential Improvement Exemption RCW 84.36.400

​If you decide to improve your home, you may be eligible for a three-year property tax exemption on that improvement. Washington State law provides that the Assessor may grant an improvement exemption up to 30% of the current assessed value of your home. For more information go to the Assessor's Residential Improvement Exemption Site.

2/2/2017New Stormwater Regulations Effective December 31, 2016

​Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development is revising development-related codes, and introducing a new stormwater management design manual effective December 31, 2016. The development regulation changes are prompted by the Washington State Department of Ecology requirement to integrate Low Impact Development (LID) principles and best management practices with local development requirements. Follow the links below for details.

Click to view the supporting code document sheet.

2/2/2017Code Enforcement Inspection Priorities

​For more information regarding the inspection priorities for code compliant cases, categories of code compliant activities, as well as anticipated turnaround time for inspection, please see our priority matrix.

2/2/2017Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club

​Please review the Fact Sheet.

3/7/2017Kitsap County Critical Areas Ordinance Update

Kitsap County is in the process of updating its critical areas regulations. These regulations, known as the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO), are those rules in the County Code (KCC Title 19) that address how various environmental resource and hazard areas are to be managed when using or developing property. Adoption of any amendments are expected by mid-2017.

A full schedule, including public open houses, is available on the County website.

If you would be interested in scheduling a presentation for your organization, please contact Kathlene Barnhart at kbarnhar@co.kitsap.wa.us

For automatic updates on this effort, please sign up for Kitsap County's GovDelivery system.

4/5/2017DCD Work Program Implementation

You can now view the department's 2017 Work Program Implementation Plan.

5/22/2017https://spf.kitsapgov.com/dcd/Documents/How%20to%20setup%20an%20Online%20Permit%20Center%20Account.pdf

​By following the instructions on the linked document you can quickly have your Online Permit Center Account up and running...Contact us at (360) 337-5777 with any questions.

5/22/2017Director's Interpretation of Sign Code as it relates to Non-commercial signs

​The Director's Interpretation clarifies the Department's enforcement of the Sign Code as it applies to non-commercial signs.

6/7/2017View Our Current Review Statistics

​With the Current Review Statistics visualizations you can:

-Click on a chart area to filter results

-Click again to remove filter

-When you filter one chart it may filter all graphics

-Right Click on a single column to drill down to the data

7/14/2017Fire Marshal Announces Burning Ban

The Kitsap County Fire Marshal announces the implementation of a Phase One burning ban effective at 12:01 am Saturday 7/15/17

According to Fire Marshal David Lynam "Outdoor burning bans have become common place during summer months and into the fall due to our nice summer weather.  The warm, dry conditions have overcome our wet winter and now much of the material on the forest floor is as dry as the kiln dried lumber we buy in a lumber yard." 

As of Saturday morning, burning permits are suspended and all outdoor burning throughout the county is prohibited except for campfires in designated areas at campgrounds and small recreational fires on residential property.  The prohibition on outdoor burning in Kitsap county is in coordination with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and our neighboring counties including Mason, Pierce, King and Snohomish.

8/3/2017Stage 1 Burn Ban set

This new ban is in addition to the fire safety burn ban set on July 15, 2017...

9/13/2017A two-day Rain Garden workshop

​A two day workshop for industry professional on the design and installation of Rain Gardens...

When:  Thursday and Friday, October 19 & 20, 2017 9AM - 4PM
Where:  Norm Dicks Government Center at 345 6th Street, 1st Floor
             Bremerton, WA

Read the linked flyers for all the registration details...

9/14/2017Phase 2 Burn Ban begins September 6, 2017